Opera

London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham - Handel at Vauxhall, Vol.1 (2016)

London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham - Handel at Vauxhall, Vol.1 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | Label: Signum | # SIGCD428 | Time: 00:48:16

London Early Opera follow up their debut release (Handel in Italy, Vol. 1) with a treasure trove of music by George Frideric Handel (as well as his contemporaries Thomas Arne and John Hebden) centered on the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens – a carnival of music and entertainments that entertained visitors for nearly 200 years. The booklet notes features images and expert commentaries of the Vauxhall Gardens by author David E. Coke and conductor and musicologist Bridget Cunningham.

Avantasia - The Flying Opera (2011)  Music

Posted by v3122 at July 13, 2017
Avantasia - The Flying Opera (2011)

Avantasia - The Flying Opera (2011)
DVD9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480p) VBR, Auto Letterboxed
LinearPCM, 2 ch, 1536 Kbps / DTS, 6 ch, 755 Kbps
Symphonic / Progressive / Power Metal | BD=>DVD9 | 02:02:11 | ~ 8.35 Gb

~ The Live Show (Live at Wacken Open Air 2008 & Masters of Rock Festival 2008) ~
Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Phantom of the Opera (2004) The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Two CD Deluxe Collector's Edition

Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Two CD Deluxe Collector's Edition

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 597 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 275 Mb | Scans ~ 527 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Musical | Label: Sony Classical | # S2K 93522 | 02:00:25

For better or worse, Andrew Lloyd Webber's adaptation of Gaston Leroux's gothic horror/romance novel has done for stage musicals what Spielberg's Jaws did for fish stories, with worldwide sales of its original cast album approaching 25 million. While director Joel Schumacher's film turns on his typically ambitious visual verve, its new film soundtrack recording has been paradoxically focused in scope, yet beefed up dynamically via the brawny presence of a hundred piece orchestra and The London Boys Choir. This double-disc version showcases all of Phantom's songs, with Gerard Butler imparting a welcome, youthful sensuality to his Phantom, making a fine foil for Emily Rossum's ever-conflicted Christine. Original show orchestrator David Cullen has fashioned compelling new contemporary arrangements to frame Webber's songs–which now conclude with the lilting, upbeat new ballad he wrote for the film, "Learn to Be Lonely," sung by Minnie Driver's Carlotta.
Marie-Nicole Lemieux - Rossini: Opera Arias & Duets (Live) (2017)

Marie-Nicole Lemieux - Rossini: Opera Arias & Duets (Live)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 79:32 min | 339 MB
Label: Parlophone Records Limited | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Opera

“Rossini has been a revelation for me,” says Canadian contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux. The first fruit of her exclusive Erato contract is this live recording from Montpellier of arias and duets from Tancredi, Semiramide, L’italiana in Algeri and other serious and comic operas by the composer. She is joined by soprano Patrizia Ciofi and conductor Enrique Mazzola, also her partners for a 2014 staging of Tancredi in Paris, which prompted La Croix to praise her as “a generous artist with a voice that is both ample and easily produced across its entire tessitura … from the depths to top notes that flash like a cavalier’s sabre.”

Julia Lezhneva - Graun: Opera Arias (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 3, 2017
Julia Lezhneva - Graun: Opera Arias (2017)

Julia Lezhneva - Graun: Opera Arias
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 65:06 min | 300 MB
Label: Decca - 4831518 | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Opera

Julia Lezhneva presents 11 World Premiere Recordings in her new album of Carl Heinrich Graun (1704-1759), one of the most important German composers of Italian baroque opera but almost unknown today.

Beggars Opera - Pathfinder (1972) {1995, Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 31, 2017
Beggars Opera - Pathfinder (1972) {1995, Reissue}

Beggars Opera - Pathfinder (1972) {1995, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 262 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 93 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 50 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Ⓟ 1972 Vertigo Records / © 1995 Repertoire Records #IMS 7028
Progressive Rock

Beggars Opera's third album offered up another dramatic change in pace and style from a band that had already demonstrated its musical schizophrenia well enough. Considerably more song-oriented than either of its predecessors, Pathfinder set out its stall with the pounding pop of "Hobo" before delving deep into period preoccupations with a truly visionary assault on "MacArthur Park" – imagine Vanilla Fudge if Brian Auger had created their arrangements. Eight minutes seem too short a time in which to layer all of the group's ideas, but they succeed with room to spare, and deliver what is probably the definitive reading of the song…
Sandrine Piau, Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Opera Arias (2002) (Repost)

Sandrine Piau, Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Opera Arias (2002)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:14 | 292 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: Astree | Catalog: E8877

Anyone who enjoys Mozart opera should hear this disc. Yet quite a few people who'd probably love it to death if they listened are going to pass it by. Why? Well, look at the selections - it's not exactly a 'greatest hits' selection in the truly popular sense. Lucio Silla, Il re pastore, Mitridate, Zaïde - hardly front rank Mozart operas in the public consciousness; with Die Entführung we're getting closer - and suddenly you spot track 2, Pamina's gorgeous lament to lost love from The Magic Flute: 'Ach, ich fühl's' - anyone who hears Sandrine Piau singing this famous number will want to experience the rest of the recording no matter what.

Beggars Opera - Waters Of Change (1971) {1995 Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 22, 2017
Beggars Opera - Waters Of Change (1971) {1995 Reissue}

Beggars Opera - Waters Of Change (1971) {1995 Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 267 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 102 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 53 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Repertoire Records #IMS 7029 / MSIF 7278

Pioneering progressive rock group Beggars Opera from Glasgow released several splendid albums for the Vertigo label in the early Seventies. The line up included vocalist Martin Griffiths, guitarist Ricky Gardiner and keyboard player Alan Park, who ensured a strong classical influence. ‘Waters Of Change’ was the group’s second effort, first released in 1971. It follows the pattern set by debut album ‘Act One’, and features highlight tracks ‘Time Machine’, ‘Silver Peacock’ and ‘The Fox’, given greater depth by the addition of Mellotron player Virginia Scott.
John Powell Singers, Victorian Opera Orchestra, Richard Bonynge - Michael William Balfe: Satanella (2016)

John Powell Singers, Victorian Opera Orchestra, Richard Bonynge - Michael William Balfe: Satanella (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:51:46 | 499 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.660378-79

Composer Michael William Balfe composed 29 operas, and around 250 other pieces. He is best known for his opera The Bohemian Girl. Balfe’s opera Satanella was his 23rd opera, and was premiered at Covent Garden in 1858. The work is a hybrid of classical opera tradition and stand-alone songs. This release is performed by the John Powell Singers and the Victorian Opera Orchestra under the direction of Richard Bonynge.
Various Artists - 101 Opera (2016) {6CD Box Set Decca 478 2998 rel 2011}

Various Artists - 101 Opera (2016) {6CD Box Set Decca 478 2998 rel 2011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.03 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 0.98 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 96 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011, 2016 Decca Music | 478 2998
Classical / Opera

This SIX CD collection of 101 favorite tracks is the perfect introduction to the world of opera, including the worlds most famous and popular tenor and soprano arias, duets and choruses. With a running time of over 7 hours of music this box set provides excellent value for money. This delightful collection includes everyones favorite opera highlights, from the lyricism of Puccinis Nessun dorma! and O mio babbino caro, to the power and might of Verdis Anvil Chorus and Wagners Ride of the Valkyries. Features some of the greatest opera singers of the last 50 years, including Luciano Pavarotti, Dame Joan Sutherland, Jussi Bjorling, Kiri Te Kanawa, Placido Domingo and Renata Tebaldi.